Scanner

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With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you'll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you'll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.  You'll need to use the LomoScanner app from Lomography on your Apple [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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The Hiku Scanner is a small handheld scanner that recognizes both barcodes and your voice. With a real 1D linear imager like the ones used at grocery store checkouts, the Hiku Scanner instantly adds items to your shopping list without any need for writing or typing. When you finish that last box of Rice Crispies, just press [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Paper. The curse of our record management as 21st century humans. The promise of computers has always been "the paperless office," but most computer users have produced more paper, rather than less. The need for a piece of paper for giving information to someone else, "sign and return" situations like leases and contracts, and the [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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There are so many printers on the market that choosing the right one can be a real chore. For basic home use, I've found using a printer/scanner combination fits my needs just fine, so we picked up an Epson XP-400 simply because it was on sale and did not have many bells and whistles that [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
planon-slimscan

The Planon SlimScan SS100 is a credit card sized scanner that has been designed for scanning receipts and business cards. It's about the same size as a stack of 3 credit cards at 2.0 x 3.1 x 0.12 inch, so it stores easily in a card slot in your wallet. Images are scanned at 300 [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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In both my personal and professional life I have collected stacks of business cards. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Worldcard Link Pro business card scanner and software from Penpower, I jumped at the opportunity.  Let's see how it works. Worldcard Link (WCL) is designed for use with 4th and 5th generation iPhones and [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
iscan

Brando is now offering the Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner, which will allow you to scan documents to your Mac and iPad/iPhone photo library via WiFi. My first scanner was a Mustek flatbed scanner, which was HUGE compared to this little sheet-fed desktop model. It offers 300 DPI, scan to JPEG format, and a real-time preview [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
iriscan

If you're like me, you might not be able to remember the last time you used a fax machine.  I do still need to scan a document every now and then though, so the I.R.I.S. IRIScan Mouse looks like it might be an interesting alternative to a stand alone scanner. First of all, it functions like [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
b-and-n-scanmarker

Just scan the Scanmarker from Barnes and Noble across a line in your book, just as if you were using a highlighter pen, and the text will be automatically transferred into a Word or Excel document or into another application.  The scanner has several modes to transfer data to your computer:  "Data Entry (Scan & [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
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I've been looking for an easy way to solve a growing clutter problem in my home. You might have a similar problem in your place... It's that towering stack of magazines that have at least one article that you want to save for the future. It might be a recipe or instructions for some project [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
standscan

We've told you about several portable scanners, and readers have said they simply use their phone's camera to snap a shot.  I've tried the photo approach, but I often end up with a crooked image or a dark place that obscures some of the image.  That's fine for casual use, but it won't work so [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
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You don't have to be tethered to a computer, or even to a wall power outlet, to scan documents and photos when you're using the IRIScan Anywhere 3 scanner.  This portable scanner from I.R.I.S. has a built-in rechargeable battery so you can use the IRIScan Anywhere 3 at home, the office, or anywhere else.  Documents [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
irisscan-book2

Here's a gadget for those times when you need to capture information from old fashioned sources like magazines and books. It's the IRIScan Book 2 mobile wireless A4 scanner from I.R.I.S. The IRIScan Book 2 scans images without the need of a computer. It comes in 2 versions. There is a $99 version which is [...]

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Posted in: News
SlimScan-receipt-scanner

The SlimScan SS100 from PlanOn is a receipt scanner that's small enough to fit in a credit card slot in your wallet.  This 300 dpi, 24-bit color scanner is only 2.0" X 3.1" X 0.12", and it can scan JPG images 2.75" wide X up to 36" long.  It's great for scanning business receipts for [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
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Available for preorder from Brookstone the iConvert scanner allows you to scan on the move.  Capable of scanning at 300dpi, it's small enough to throw into your gadget bag and take with you wherever you go. For flexibility the front feeder adjusts from 2 inches to 8½ inches wide, so should be flexible enough to [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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LG has released their LSM-100 Mouse with built in scanner. Push the scan button and swipe the page in one go and save your image in a multitude of standard formats including OCR for editable Word documents.  It will scan up to an A3 page. To see how it works check out the preview video [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
ScanSnap 01

The ScanSnap Color Scanner from Fujitsu is one of those products that surprised me when I first used it. It surprised me because it works so well. The scanning was surprisingly fast and the scanned images were a perfect copy.  I had to stop myself from scanning any picture and document I could get my [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
Scan from a magazine.  The size of the page was a little large for the scanner and it was difficult to scan vertically due to the binding of the magazine.

I have an e-book reader I'm finding that I want to put everything that I have that is on paper into the device: books, magazine articles, users/owners manuals, cheat-sheets, blah, blah and blah.  But after spending several hours scanning an out-of-print book that was falling apart using my standard Epson desktop scanner a few weeks [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, eBook Readers, Reviews
DIY scanners can be pretty complex

If you've decided that your e-book reader is your new body part, you may have stumbled upon some of the DIY book-scanner forums or sites such as diybookscanner.org.  While the designs presented on the internet are intriguing, they are not always practical for klutzes.  Ahem. So I was equally intrigued by this, the VuPoint Solutions [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, News
Wizcom Reading Pen/TS

The Wizcom ReadingPen/TS is marketed as "a portable learning tool" aimed at people trying to learn English, how to read, or with reading challenges. The device is basically a text scanner with a text-to-speech capability. I was able to let an experienced teacher and a speech therapist try it out, as well as playing with [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews